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photography quarantine tricks

Times are hard for everyone in this new normal, photographers included. It’s difficult to capture the “essence of life” (or whatever you’d like to call it), when that life is limited to the confines of your own home. Or is it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IpmafMQ6AU Photographer Jordi Koalitic shows a number of photography tricks you can use to…

spider-man web irl

We all know Spider-Man through his abilities to shoot and swing from his own webs. He produces them using the man-made web shooters on his wrists. It isn’t a superpower at all – it’s the result of Peter Parker’s scientific prowess. Countless people have since tried to recreate the fictional character’s web shooters in the…

wasp nest resin gear shift knob

Despite being home to hundreds of dangerous insects, many people’s first thought when they see a wasp nest is to poke a stick at it. That’s the first thought. Once the wasps have evacuated their home and finished stinging everything in sight, these people would probably look for an act of revenge. Well, we’ll tell…

wooden uzi

Ah, Jenga – the game you play when you’re tired of board games. Instead of requiring any real knowledge of a game’s rules, Jenga relies more on depth perception, an innate knowledge of physics, and very, very careful hands. Sadly, not all of us have the dexterity to play such a game. When so much…

large copper ingot

It takes a LOT of metal to smelt down a solid ingot and sometimes, those metals aren’t always readily available. Gold, for instance, is crazy expensive and you would need to melt a lot of jewelry just to create a single gold nugget. Copper, on the other hand, is cheap and readily available; provided you…

everyday heat gun hacks

Okay, I know we’ve been going crazy with the countless applications of the heat gun, but there are just so many! Who knew having a handheld heat-spewing device could be useful in so many situations?! With that said, this will be the last time I’ll be covering heat gun hacks, at least for the near…

fun with heat gun

We all know just how versatile a heat gun is and how useful it can be in everyday handiwork. But when you’re armed with a device that can spew hot air up to 700°C, you’re bound to explore that power for some mindless fun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRvkQ3Dp68I A man going by the name of Mr. Hacker is…

flipbook avengers

Okay, I know we’ve covered flipbooks before, but those were cartoonier and based on the creator’s original content. And while it’s difficult to make your own creations, it’s just as hard recreating something all of us are familiar with. dP Art Drawing is a New Zealand-based artist whose YouTube channel is full of drawings. Recently,…

objects that survive a hydraulic press

I am sure you have asked yourself before if there is anything that can survive the force of a 100-ton hydraulic press. Well, this YouTube channel dedicated to crushing stuff using the said machine will satisfy that weird curiosity. We’ve seen the Crazy Hidraulic Press channel crushing some interesting stuff, but ‘sometimes’ something survives under…

junk gym

I’ve seen wooden gyms before. I’ve even seen gym equipment repurposed into ATV wheels. But this is the first time I’ve seen a gym made completely from nothing but junk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2GtnimESOg It’s been done countless times by many different people, but Hudson, Brandon, and Duke White of B.U.F.F. Dudes (Better Understanding of Food and Fitness)…

3d printing a 3d printer

In this day and age, a good number of the world’s population is already using 3D printing technology. From large manufacturing companies utilizing Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) to the more common Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) found in commercial 3D printers, almost anyone with a couple of bucks to spare can buy and make use of…

thinking egg 2

Work keeps piling up on the daily and with no way to really know when to clock out, our minds have a tendency to stay in work mode 24/7. With this, we always find ourselves looking for a way to soothe our minds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Jn3jcvw3Bs The Thinking Egg II by Orijin is the second iteration of…

making a spoon using a spoon

Mention woodworking to Alex Apollonov and you’ll visibly see his toes curl. The YouTuber and craftsman, known for his channel I Did A Thing, is famous for going barefoot in his videos while making humorous creative content for us to watch. Apollonov mentions himself that he isn’t a very good woodworker, so when it comes…

plastic cup noodle assembly

Ah, cup noodles. What passed as fine cuisine during your college days still holds significant memories in your mind (and stomach) well after your dorm years have passed. Quite possibly no other brand of noodles is as famous as Nissin’s – what with their iconic plastic packaging and assortment of flavors. To help immortalize these…

godzilla in resin

We all know how resin casting can be used to preserve some of the coolest things. From dissected cameras to a soggy McDonald’s cheeseburger, even the most disgusting things look cool when you fossilize them inside the hard resin. YouTuber JackJack’s creations prove it. Using polymer clay to create his sculptures, he encases his art…

clay sonic

Only second to Nintendo’s Italian plumber, Sonic the Hedgehog is probably the most recognizable video game character out there. Blue fur, red shoes, and a too-cool-for-school attitude, Sonic looks and acts nothing like his real-life counterpart. If you don’t believe me, check out this Sonic clay figurine, created from scratch by Kia from kiArt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RcP3YvjUhc&ab_channel=kiArt…